This beauty is a definite to add to your travel itinerary and it is the gateway into Tuscany. Depending on the time of year you go just realize that it is a favorite destination for many and there will be crowds especially May through August.
It's a city that contains so many masterpieces in art and architecture because of its history. The best way to see Florence is to walk it. Uber is not really an option. The taxi drivers have prevented it from coming in. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and you can reach most the sites by wandering the cobblestone streets. The Uffizi Gallery contains recognizable masterpieces by famous artists and the Duomo's architecture takes your breath away. Please check out the Church of Santa Croce which is the burial site of Michael Angelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. The river Arno flows through the city and the famous Ponte Vecchio is the gorgeous bridge which connects the different banks. It's full of jewelry shops and it used to be an escape route for the Medici family who would leave the Uffizi when they felt in danger. Last but not least, purchase in advance you tickets to go see David, sculpted by Michael Angelo. The lines are long and pre-bought tickets are a must but the detail of this sculpture will leave a lasting impression on you.
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